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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Face to face Youth Mental Health First Aid training is currently suspended. Forthcoming online dates will be listed opposite and here.  

Youth Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised programme designed to promote awareness of psychological and emotional well-being and mental health and to support professionals to recognise and respond to mental health issues in 8-18 year olds.

Key areas covered within this course include:

Emotional, mental, social and psychological well-being
Eating disorders, Self Harm, Suicide
Child, adolescent and family psychosocial development
Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis
Bullying, cyber bullying
Promoting protective factors and good parenting.

The Youth MHFA course will teach you how to:
• Recognise the early signs of a mental health problem in young people
• Feel confident helping a young person experiencing a mental health problem
• Guide a young person towards the right support

The 1 day course, valued at £200, is subsidised by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £75. 

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £150.

The 2 day course, valued at £300, is subsidised by Wiltshire Council and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group.  

Cost for Wiltshire schools £100. 

Cost for staff from beyond Wiltshire £200.

Schools may request a 1 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £800, out of county schools @ £1600 per course)

Schools may request a 2 day course to be held at their school, if they can ensure that 10-16 people can attend (Wiltshire schools @ £1200, out of county schools @ £2400 per course)

Other organisations can also request training.

YMHFA training has been delivered to other organisations in Wiltshire including Virgin Care (2019). 

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2020 central training dates

Face to Face sessions are currently suspended. We may be able to offer half day online sessions soon.

Details will be posted here.  

Places for central courses can be booked on http://rightchoice.wiltshire.gov.uk